23nd Meeting of Friends of the Museum of Russian Culture, March 26, 2016.


The 23rd meeting of the Friends of the Museum and Archive of Russian Culture in San Francisco took place on March 26, 2016.

The first presentation by Yves Franquien introduced guests to ancient engraved maps of Russia executed by European master cartographers of the XVI-XVII centuries.

Valeria Kustova shared with the gathering her research on the attribution of an intriguing portrait of an unknown subject, which the Museum received several years ago.

The presentation of a guest from the Silicon Valley, Lena Samsonova, was dedicated to the topic of preserving authentic Russian musical culture. In conclusion, Lena Samsonova and Masha Medvedyeva performed an excerpt from an ancient polyphonic folk song.

The full version of this article appeared in “Russian Life”,
Newspaper, April 9, 2016 №14346.